I have a family friend which likes to sleep with a direct connection to earth. This question is purely to do with safety, nothing to do with what you or I or anyone for that matter believes about this practice, just purely about safety.
My initial thoughts were that it is completely safe to plug in to the earth socket of the mains, my initial thoughts were that if any appliance in the house did fail, the electricity would take the path of least resistance into the earth and not into some poor person wearing an earthing bracelet, otherwise aren’t all properly earthed metal devices potentially dangerous?
So I read in a few places that this isn’t necessarily safe, so I was thinking perhaps to put a microamp fuse in series with the bracelets cable. Would this break the circuit in the unfortunate event of a failed device or lightning strike? What would the appropriate current be?
ESD bracelets use a 1M ohm resistor, but for ‘medical earthing’ It doesn’t allow the excess voltage to leave (after measuring it with voltmeter).